Artist Resume


Hailing from the mountains of Western Montana, Dusty The Kid brings politically charged folk with grim determination and idealistic hope. A multi-instrumentalist, actor, and playwright, The Kid weaves stories with the sounds of olde tyme mountain songs, rowdy pub sessions, and coal covered folk punk.

His debut album “Days of Love & Rage” is a ramshackle ride across the country. The Kid teamed up with friend and producer Quint Bishop to record the album in their home studio, built with scraped together gear and reclaimed construction materials. Along with Recession Special bandmates “Bucky Eyed” Geoff Taylor (Fiddle) and Stovepipe Rides Again (Bass), Bishop captures cunning live performances with clarity and artistry.

Dusty The Kid is a long time busker and traveler. He’s shared the stage with everyone from folk punk bands like S.S.W.E.B. and Tejon Street Corner Thieves, to country legends Reckless Kelly, to indie heartthrobs Del Water Gap and Alaska Reid. As a playwright, his first full length play, “Hearth”, was recently produced by The Montana Repertory Theatre. This summer The Kid plans to release the debut EP from his band The Recession Special, as well as tour nationally.

Drawing from the vast history of folk music, it’s clear he’s using his art as a platform to keep the revolutionary spirit alive.


Dusty The Kid’s debut album Days of Love & Rage, takes you on a journey..